Shah Jahan Receive Persian Ambassadors
- Subject: Mughal Miniature Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors
- Base Material: Faux (synthetic) ivory (unframed) (matted)
- Size: 8 in. wide and 10.5 in. tall (20 cms X 26.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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This dazzling Indian miniature from the Padshahnama depicts the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan at his audience hall (Durbar). The Padshahnama is a series of books which show the history of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1594-1666), who built the famous Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This artwork shows a visit of the ambassador of the Persian empire (the Safavid Dynasty of Persia).
The emperor is receiving the Persian ambassador in a durbar assembly. Also assembled are lesser grandees and court attendants, including several Persians bearing gifts in their Safavid turbans. The event - and its pictorial record shown here - demonstrated the homage paid by the leaders of the world to the powerful Emperor.
The painting represents an image of Mughal power and the resplendence of Shah Jahan's court, with sumptuous costumes, bejeweled throne, luxurious textiles, and inlayed and gilded columns and arches.
Paintings like this one commemorating state functions were produced in the court school of painters as souvenirs presented to high dignitaries and the emperor’s guests at the durbar.
This artwork has been painted by Mr. Suresh Lohar, who is an award winning Mughal miniature artist from Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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Note: Faux (or artificial) ivory is a special polymer clay with the characteristics of real ivory. Faux ivory sheets have a natural ivory grain pattern and are used for painting, molding and carving. An environmentally friendly alternative to real ivory.